On September 2019, more than 100 public and private partners covering the whole plastics value chain signed the declaration of the Circular Plastics Alliance, which promotes voluntary actions for a well-functioning EU market in recycled plastics. Signatures included Recovinyl's founding members: VinylPlus, the voluntary commitment for sustainable development by the European PVC industry, PRE (European recyclers association) and EUPC (European converters association).
(Left to right: Stefan Sommer Chairman VinylPlus, Alexandre Dangis Managing Director EUPC, Ton Emans PRE President)
The declaration sets a number of actions that the coalition will work on to foster the uptake of 10 million tonnes of recycled plastic in Europe by 2025.
Concrete actions include:
improving the design of plastic products to make them more recyclable and integrate more recycled plastics;
identifying untapped potential for more plastic waste collection, sorting and recycling across the EU, as well as the investment gaps;
building a Research & Development agenda for circular plastics;
establishing a transparent and reliable monitoring system to track all flows of plastic waste in the EU.
In the coming months, the Alliance will establish five Working Groups, a Steering Committee and a General Assembly (taking place once per year) to deliver on these actions.
The Declaration will remain open for public and private stakeholders (including public authorities) for signature: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/ElectronicSignatureFormCPADeclaration
The stakeholders have still a possibility to make or update their pledges: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/PlasticsStrategyPledge2018template
More information and the declaration can be found here:
Circular Plastic Alliance Declaration https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/36361
Circular Plastics Alliance, DG GROW website: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/industry/policy/circular-plastics-alliance_en
Full list of signatories: https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/37226
HIGH-LEVEL EVENT OF THE CIRCULAR PLASTICS ALLIANCE (video): https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/high-level-event-of-the-circular-plastics-alliance